Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 92 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on 7 May 3:10 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 92 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on 7 May 3:10 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 128 km depth

7 May 07:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
7 May 07:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.0 to 128.0 km (from 75 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.5 km (5.9 mi) towards NNE.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 07:24
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 earthquake 81 km southeast of Malita, Philippines
5.0 quake 7 May 3:10 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 7 May 3:10 pm (GMT +8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 3:10 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 120 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 36 km from the epicenter, Surup (pop. 2,100) 40 km away, Nangan (pop. 3,400) 49 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 67 km away, Talagutong (pop. 8,000) 69 km away, Caburan (pop. 12,600) 69 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 81 km away, and Lupon (pop. 27,200) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 May 2021 07:10:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 7 May 3:10 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 128.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.13°N / 126.28°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Nangan (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ESE of Talagutong (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,980) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ENE of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) ESE of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.0128 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.6143 km053 Km S 61° E of Don Marcelino (Davao Occidental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.6141 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.6141 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Isabela city, basilan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quick shaking of the house  
129.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 13 Jun 2021 17:35 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Jun 2021 21:37 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Jun 2021 09:39 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 31 May 2021 22:11 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 21 May 2021 23:48 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 May 2021 09:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 May 2021 04:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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